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Pronunciation:  `kâmun'deyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
  2. [n]  an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

COMMENDATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: approval, citation
 Antonyms: disapproval
 See Also: acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, approbation, award, cheer, clapping, confirmation, congratulations, connivance, content, countenance, credit, eclat, encouragement, endorsement, hand clapping, honor, honour, imprimatur, kudos, laurels, message, permission, plaudit, plaudits, praise, ratification, recognition, sanction, secret approval, subject matter, subscription, substance, tacit consent, testimonial, tribute, warrant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com`men*da"tion\, n. [L. commendatio.]
1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in
   words; recommendation.

         Need we . . . epistles of commendation? --2 Cor.
                                               iii. 1.

         By the commendation of the great officers. --Bacon.

2. That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

         Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a
         man.                                  --Dryden.

3. pl. A message of affection or respect; compliments;
   greeting. [Obs.]

         Hark you, Margaret; No princely commendations to my
         king?                                 --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acknowledgment, appreciation, assignment, blurb, boost, buildup, commitment, consignment, delegation, enfeoffment, entrustment, good word, honorable mention, hype, infeodation, infeudation, plug, promotion, puff, recognition, relegation, remanding